Colombian referee canned by FIFA

Linesman Humberto Clavijo of Colombia looks on after signalling an offside during the 2014 World...

Linesman Humberto Clavijo of Colombia looks on after signalling an offside during the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon at the Dunas arena in Natal June 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Toru Hanai)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:37 PM ET

MANAUS, Brazil -- A Colombian assistant referee has been dropped at the FIFA World Cup.

Humberto Clavijo, the referee who incorrectly denied Mexico a pair of goals against Cameroon last week, has been replaced for Sunday's South Korea-Algeria match in Porto Alegre.

Ecuador's Christian Lescano will take Clavijo's place on Wilmar Roldan's four-man officiating team.

Although Mexico eventually won the match against their Central African opponent, goal-differential is the first tie-breaker should teams end up level on points after three group games.

In other news Friday, Argentine referee Nestor Pitana was assigned to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal here in Manaus.

It's unclear if Canadian assistant referee Joe Fletcher will get another game after his four-man team performed well in two prior outings.


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